Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #17061
 
1 Week Till Early Voting in Georgia Begins, Republicans Positioned For Sweep of Statewide Offices: In elections for statewide offices in Georgia today, 09/13/10, 7 weeks until votes are counted, Republican candidates defeat their Democratic opponents in each of 5 contests polled by SurveyUSA exclusively for WXIA-TV and V103-FM in Atlanta and WMAZ-TV in Macon:

* Governor -- Deal Blocks Barnes' Bid For 2nd Term: Republican Nathan Deal gets 49%, Democrat Roy Barnes, who was elected Governor in 1998 but defeated in 2002, gets 38%. Current incumbent Republican Sonny Perdue is term-limited from seeking a 3rd term. Republicans are positioned to hold the seat.

* US Senate -- Isakson Wins 2nd Term, Gets Majority of Votes Among Men, Women, Young, Old, & Throughout Georgia. Incumbent Johnny Isakson 56%, Democratic challenger Mike Thurmond 34%. Republicans are positioned to hold the seat.
* Lieutenant Governor -- Casey Cagle Wins 2nd Term, 19 Points Atop Democrat Carol Porter. Republicans are positioned to hold the seat.
* Attorney General -- Republican Sam Olens Defeats Democrat Ken Hodges in Race for Open Seat.
* School Superintendent -- GOP Ex-Principal John Barge Defeats Democrat Joe Martin.

In each contest, roughly 8 in 10 partisan voters vote for their party's candidate, but Independents strongly favor the Republican -- by margins of more than 2:1 in the Governor, Senate, Lieutenant Governor, and School Superintendent races, and by a smaller but still significant 18 points in the race for Attorney General.

 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 Georgia adults 09/10/10 through 09/12/10. Of them, 869 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 599 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/02/10 general election. Early voting begins in 1 week, on 09/20/10.
 
[Candidate names rotated]
If the election for Georgia Governor were today, who you vote for? Republican Nathan Deal? Democrat Roy Barnes? Or Libertarian John Monds?
599 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementEconomy Next YearObama ApprovalGA Gov't ApprovaUS Gov't ApprovaImpact Of AdsBarnes Approval IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniGet BettGet WorsStay SamApproveDisapproApproveDisapproApproveDisapproMajorMinorNo ImpacApproveDisappro< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Deal (R)49%52%46%49%48%49%53%48%50%64%7%****79%10%54%78%35%3%82%3%57%30%28%65%56%3%78%62%39%10%64%27%43%55%10%78%39%58%45%54%49%
Barnes (D)38%32%46%30%43%40%36%38%39%24%83%****12%82%26%14%56%65%7%83%31%57%58%18%35%85%11%31%46%83%24%41%44%36%82%8%47%31%46%29%40%
Monds (L)9%13%4%21%5%6%5%12%5%8%5%****5%6%18%5%7%30%9%13%7%2%10%11%7%11%7%5%12%6%10%30%9%6%7%11%10%8%5%14%8%
Undecided4%3%5%0%4%5%7%2%5%3%5%****3%2%2%3%3%2%2%1%5%10%3%6%2%2%3%1%3%1%3%2%5%3%2%3%4%3%4%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%54%46%22%34%30%14%56%44%69%23%4%3%38%32%27%44%38%12%43%27%17%12%32%27%37%35%61%29%57%19%74%10%22%67%31%53%43%57%33%34%32%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia voters will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator from Georgia were today, who would you vote for? Republican Johnny Isakson? Democrat Mike Thurmond? Or Libertarian Chuck Donovan?
599 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementEconomy Next YearObama ApprovalGA Gov't ApprovaUS Gov't ApprovaImpact Of AdsBarnes Approval IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniGet BettGet WorsStay SamApproveDisapproApproveDisapproApproveDisapproMajorMinorNo ImpacApproveDisappro< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Isakson (R)56%60%52%51%55%59%62%53%60%72%8%****88%15%61%84%44%7%87%11%67%37%36%74%61%9%85%71%48%21%70%49%53%59%26%78%49%62%53%57%59%
Thurmond (D)34%29%40%37%33%35%31%34%33%18%81%****4%82%22%6%49%85%4%82%24%45%54%14%30%84%5%25%41%75%21%45%42%30%69%11%43%28%36%33%33%
Donovan (L)6%8%4%10%8%3%3%9%3%7%3%****4%0%16%6%5%6%8%6%5%1%3%9%7%2%8%4%8%2%7%3%4%8%3%7%4%7%5%7%6%
Undecided4%3%4%2%5%3%4%4%3%3%8%****4%2%1%4%2%2%1%2%4%16%7%3%1%4%2%1%3%1%3%4%2%4%2%3%4%3%6%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%54%46%22%34%30%14%56%44%69%23%4%3%38%32%27%44%38%12%43%27%17%12%32%27%37%35%61%29%57%19%74%10%22%67%31%53%43%57%33%34%32%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia will also elect a Lieutenant Governor. If the election for Lieutenant Governor were today, who would you vote for? Republican Casey Cagle? Democrat Carol Porter? Or Libertarian Dan Barber?
599 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementEconomy Next YearObama ApprovalGA Gov't ApprovaUS Gov't ApprovaImpact Of AdsBarnes Approval IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniGet BettGet WorsStay SamApproveDisapproApproveDisapproApproveDisapproMajorMinorNo ImpacApproveDisappro< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Cagle (R)52%55%48%52%51%52%55%51%53%66%11%****83%17%52%79%41%4%81%11%59%35%35%71%56%9%79%68%42%21%64%48%43%56%23%73%44%58%47%53%57%
Porter (D)33%27%39%27%33%36%35%31%35%19%78%****7%78%19%8%47%72%6%75%26%42%48%14%32%76%7%24%40%73%20%29%41%31%68%9%41%28%34%31%34%
Barber (L)8%10%6%11%10%5%4%10%5%9%4%****5%2%18%8%7%5%9%5%7%10%7%10%8%5%9%6%10%4%8%4%12%7%4%9%6%10%12%6%6%
Undecided7%8%7%10%6%7%6%7%7%5%6%****5%3%11%5%4%19%3%9%8%13%11%6%4%10%5%2%8%2%7%20%4%5%5%8%10%4%7%10%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%54%46%22%34%30%14%56%44%69%23%4%3%38%32%27%44%38%12%43%27%17%12%32%27%37%35%61%29%57%19%74%10%22%67%31%53%43%57%33%34%32%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia will also elect an Attorney General. If the election for Attorney General were today, who would you vote for? Republican Sam Olens? Democrat Ken Hodges? Or Libertarian Don Smart?
599 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementEconomy Next YearObama ApprovalGA Gov't ApprovaUS Gov't ApprovaImpact Of AdsBarnes Approval IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniGet BettGet WorsStay SamApproveDisapproApproveDisapproApproveDisapproMajorMinorNo ImpacApproveDisappro< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Olens (R)48%53%42%46%43%51%56%44%52%62%13%****81%14%43%71%38%7%73%9%58%31%30%60%56%6%73%64%38%17%60%35%42%52%19%69%39%54%43%50%50%
Hodges (D)36%29%44%33%39%38%30%37%35%23%73%****9%80%25%15%50%67%13%73%28%49%51%22%34%78%12%30%43%77%24%37%44%34%72%12%43%32%40%29%40%
Smart (L)7%10%4%11%9%4%5%10%4%9%4%****3%2%21%7%7%6%9%9%4%2%7%9%8%6%9%4%10%4%8%5%6%8%6%9%6%9%7%10%5%
Undecided9%8%10%10%9%7%9%10%8%6%10%****7%4%12%7%5%19%4%9%11%18%13%8%3%10%6%2%10%1%9%22%7%6%3%10%12%5%10%12%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%54%46%22%34%30%14%56%44%69%23%4%3%38%32%27%44%38%12%43%27%17%12%32%27%37%35%61%29%57%19%74%10%22%67%31%53%43%57%33%34%32%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia will also elect a State School Superintendent. If the election for School Superintendent were today, who would you vote for? Republican John Barge? Democrat Joe Martin?
599 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementEconomy Next YearObama ApprovalGA Gov't ApprovaUS Gov't ApprovaImpact Of AdsBarnes Approval IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniGet BettGet WorsStay SamApproveDisapproApproveDisapproApproveDisapproMajorMinorNo ImpacApproveDisappro< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barge (R)48%53%42%49%41%52%56%44%53%60%13%****80%15%46%73%36%7%72%8%61%37%30%68%49%5%74%62%39%16%60%32%43%54%21%70%43%53%45%54%44%
Martin (D)35%30%41%30%41%34%31%37%33%24%73%****9%79%23%14%48%70%13%75%22%42%49%15%39%79%11%29%41%77%22%40%42%31%70%11%41%30%34%28%44%
Willis (L)8%9%8%12%10%6%3%11%5%10%5%****6%2%18%8%10%5%11%7%7%4%8%11%7%7%10%7%10%6%9%7%9%9%6%10%5%12%12%8%5%
Undecided9%8%9%9%8%8%10%9%9%6%9%****6%4%13%6%7%18%4%10%10%17%13%6%5%10%6%2%10%2%8%20%7%7%3%10%11%5%9%10%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%54%46%22%34%30%14%56%44%69%23%4%3%38%32%27%44%38%12%43%27%17%12%32%27%37%35%61%29%57%19%74%10%22%67%31%53%43%57%33%34%32%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.